Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN

Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
(414) 229-5716
Cunningham Hall 663

Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and master’s and doctorate from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Dr. Doering studies how sleep deprivation affects depression in socioeconomically disadvantaged women after childbirth. Previous research includes qualitative (grounded theory) and quantitative studies on fatigue, sleep, and depression symptoms in this population. More recently, she constructed and tested the feasibility of a self-management intervention to promote sleep and reduce fatigue postpartum women. In collaboration with engineering colleagues, she is building and testing a device to reduce infant death from unsafe sleep environments.

Dr. Doering has special interests in postpartum nursing, maternal health, feminist theory and nursing philosophy. She teaches research and maternal-infant health across the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Doering’s clinical experience includes obstetrics, postpartum, gynecologic, high-risk antenatal, newborn, neonatal intensive care, emergency nursing, and new graduate nurse staff development.

Dr. Doering is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar program (2008-2011), and is a Center Scientist in the UWM Center for Applied and Behavioral Health Research and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.